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Lens caps for Panny 14 and 20 with lens hoods on?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by bobby_t1, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. bobby_t1

    bobby_t1 Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Aug 22, 2012
    I have the Panny 14/2.5 and 20/1.7 pancake lenses and like to sometimes use the lens hoods. The stock lens caps are useless when the hoods are on.

    What lens caps are you all using? Or are the hoods not even necessary?
     
  2. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    A centre pinch cap of the same diameter as the lens should work. There are plenty on eBay for little money, but do make sure they are centre pinch.
     
  3. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    I use the cap that cOmes with the 25 as it is a center pinch. I've ordered copies for all my 46mm lenses.
     
  4. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    Just remember the centre pinch caps are typically slightly thicker. But it's not a big deal.

    Funny thing is when I read OP's topic I thought to myself, wait... you already have a solution in the form of the cap for the PL 25.
     
  5. bobby_t1

    bobby_t1 Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Aug 22, 2012
    Thanks, I misworded my title of the topic originally and said "14 and 25" when I meant "14 and 20". I've corrected it :)

    Thanks for the pointed to the lens caps. I have bought these which are supposedly thinner than the aftermarket ones:
    Panasonic 46mm Lens Cap for Lumix Lenses DMW-LFC46GU